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Tamakazura hatsune kochō (The Jewelled Chaplet, The First Warbler, Butterflies)
  • Ryūryūkyo Shinsai
    1764–1820
    active: Japan
  • Tamakazura hatsune kochō (The Jewelled Chaplet, The First Warbler, Butterflies), 1819, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7592
Description
Literature

Surimono still life composition of a toy boat, incense burner, and basket. Tripod bronze incense burner with lion on top sits at bottom right corner. To the left of the tripod is a small toy boat with brown and orange checkered sails. Pine branch at bottom right, rose branch at lower right. Basket with reeds sits behind tripod, plum branch stretches off to the left. Two butterflies near center. Top half of image is filled with text. Poems by Dondontei and Yagitei Mitsumori.